Kathy Garza

Houston Texans' star JJ Watt visits Santa Fe shooting survivors, hospital staff

May 22, 2018 - 9:27 am

(SANTA FE, Texas) -- J.J. Watt, star defense end for the Houston Texans, brought cheer on Monday to survivors of the Santa Fe High School massacre.

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Watt told "Good Morning America" last year he decided to try and find a way to help Houston as he watched his city become inundated with deadly floodwater from his hotel in Dallas.

Watt led efforts to raise more than $37 million for victims of Hurricane Harvey, which devastated Houston last year.

This isn't the first time Watt has given back to his community.

"Absolutely horrific," the NFL star tweeted hours after the massacre.

Watt has also offered to cover the costs of funerals for all 10 students and staff members killed in the Friday morning shooting.

One survivor had a "huge smile on her face" after Watt's visit.

Watt was seen posing for photos and signing a shirt at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, where some of the 13 injured are being treated.

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